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THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Week 6

“Out of His fullness, we have all received grace”.  John 1:16a

TERMS AND HOLIDAYS:

  • Term 3 Ends      Friday      27 September 2019
  • Term 4 Starts    Monday  14 October 2019

HIGHLIGHTS:

20 AUGUST – KAIKOHE & DISTRICTS PRIMARY SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY:

Well done to all our students who braved the cold weather and gave it their best at the Kaikohe & Districts Cross Country competition! We are proud of you all. The race is in age and gender groups.  A special shout out to our students who placed in the top ten.

Room 5:     Maurice 11th, Elijah 10th

Room 4:     Aiden 1st, Pana 3rd, Anaherea 3rd, Kayden 3rd

Room 6:     Taylah 6th, Mahina 3rd, Kayden 3rd

Room 7:     Ocian 3rd, Kaine 1st, Davalamayne, Marc, Aisha 4th, Sydney Jo 2nd, Amoron, Naz

NOTICES:

JOB VACANCY – CLEANER REQUIRED FOR WAIMATE NORTH CAMPUS:

Part time:  1 hour per day, 5 days a week.

Please submit Coverletter and CV by either:

  • Dropping into:    Office Reception at Kaikohe Campus OR
  • Emailing to:         julieh@kcs.school.nz

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Office Staff on 09 4011 873

KAMAR PARENT & STUDENT PORTAL APP:

The KAMAR Parent & Student Portal has been set up so parents/caregivers and students can log in and view student information at any time throughout the year. The following information is currently available –  notices, calendar, student timetables, live attendance, pastoral notes, recognition’s (C.A.R.E points),  student reports, student results, and student pathways.

Please note:

  • Students’ information is not publicly available and has only been shared with parents/caregivers who each have their own unique password. Please, keep your password confidential (Parents and students have their own unique password).
  • The Parent Portal has been set up for Secondary Students Year 9-13 only at this stage.

To use the KAMAR app download and install it from the Google Play Store or the App Store and enter the following settings:

Title: KCS Portal

Server Address: https://portal.kcs.school.nz

Username: your username

Password: your password

If you have any login inquiries please email: sareyan@kcs.school.nz

NZQA FEES: 

Please note that from this year the Government abolished NCEA fees for Year 11- 13 students. There are no fees to pay.

SUBJECT CHOICES FOR 2020:

Year 10 – 13 students need to begin thinking about their subject choices for Year 11, 12 and 13 for next year. To help your son/daughter make good decisions, please discuss with them their aspirations and corresponding subject choices over the next two weeks. The following link will help you with these discussions.

https://www.careers.govt.nz/articles/why-its-important-to-take-stem-subjects/ 

Thanks, Yvonne

UPCOMING EVENTS / DEADLINES:

  • 30 August                   Mufti Day Gold Coin for Daffodil Day
  • 4 September              Kuku Korero Competition Moerewa
  • 13 September            Fundraising Hangi pick up 1 pm
  • 9 September              Renaming Ceremony Pataka Kai / Library
  • 14 September            Moerewa School Gala 10 am – 2 pm
  • 15 September            Springbank School Market Day 11 am – 2 pm
  • 18 – 20 September   Years 11-12 External Practice Exams
  • 19 September            Level 1 Algebra exam
  • 20 September            Battle of the Bands Event Turner Centre, Kerikeri
  • 21 September            Nature needs us event – Puketi Recreation Area Waiare Road, Keri Keri
  • 22 September            Riverview School Bazaar
  • 26 September            Junior Mini Olympics – Kaikohe Campus:
  • 29 September to 4 October   Coopers Beach Christian Girls Camp

30 AUGUST FRIDAY MUFTI DAY – DAFFODIL DAY FUNDRAISER (KAIKOHE):

Mufti day (Kaikohe Campus) Gold Coin Donation – raising funds for Daffodil Day Cancer Society

4 SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY KUKU KORERO COMPETITION MOEREWA:

Aisha Cooper will be our entry into the Kuku Korero Competition this year, which will be held at Moerewa School on September 4th

13 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY (1 pm PICK UP) FUNDRAISING HANGI:

  

NORTHERN MAORI WARS BUS TOUR OF BATTLE SITES – ‘FUNDRAISING’

Years 7-10 will be having a hangi to fundraise.

Cost:           $10 per ticket.          Each student will be given a minimum of 4 tickets to sell.

Pick up:     1 pm @ School

Contents:  Pork, Chicken, Kumara, Potato, Stuffing, Cabbage, Fried bread.

A feast is made for laughter, wine maketh merry, but money answers everything”

9 SEPTEMBER MONDAY 11 am RENAMING CEREMONY – PATAKA KAI / KAIKOHE LIBRARY:

KAI Konnect and Kaikohe Library would like to invite you to the renaming of the Pataka Kai at the Kaikohe Library.

On Monday 9th September it will be 1yr since the opening of the community Pataka Kai at the Kaikohe Library.  It is also the first day of Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori and to acknowledge our Ngapuhi dialect we have decided to rename the Pataka to “WHATA KAI ORA” which has been named by our local Kaumatua and Senior Maori Advisor Ted Wihongi.  It reflects the kaupapa of it which is to serve as food cupboard for the well-being of our community.  We aim to have the blessing and formalities started by 11am which will be followed by a big shared community hakari/kai.

We have invited the local schools to come along as well and they will be sharing some waiata with us and celebrating the blessing of the renaming of the pataka and the beginning to Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori with us.  If you or your organisation are able to donate any of the following items towards making this event a success we would greatly appreciate it 🙂

Fruit, vegetables, hot food, cups, plates, serviettes, tables, chairs, microphone, speaker, hot and cold drinks, bread, tomato sauce, sausages.

Any help towards this is much appreciated.  If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact me.  Feel free to share with your contacts.

Nga mihi  Lee Mason KAI Konnect Co-ordinator

14 SEPTEMBER SATURDAY 10 am – 2 pm MOEREWA SCHOOL GALA:

15 SEPTEMBER SUNDAY 11 am – 2 pm SPRINGBANK SCHOOL MARKET DAY:

18 – 20 SEPTEMBER  WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY (YEARS 11 – 13) EXTERNAL PRACTICE EXAMS:  

These will be held at school.

All students should be seriously working in class and doing homework each night now in order to learn and achieve well in these exams.

19 SEPTEMBER 9 – 10 am LEVEL 1 ALGEBRA EXAM:

The actual Level 1 Algebra exam will be sat on Thursday 19 September 9-10 am.

20 SEPTEMBER FRIDAY – BATTLE OF THE BANDS TURNER CENTRE KERIKERI:

Following on from the success of our 2018 Battle of the Bands event, we have decided to run the competition again, but a little earlier than last year. Not only does the event give the chance for this year’s Smokefree RockQuest bands to further showcase all their hard work, but it offers an opportunity for other young bands to gain stage experience in front of an audience.

We are currently working with sponsors to come up with some great prizes and anticipate that part of the first prize will be an interview on More FM with ‘playtime’ for the winning song.  Obviously, this means their song will need to be in recorded form and therefore we are working on a recording and PR package to accompany this wonderful prize.

There will be limited entries, on a first-come first-served basis. We would be grateful if you could encourage any interested young bands to enter before all the places are filled.

Online entry is available on our website with accompanying rules:

https://befreeplaymusic.wordpress.com/battle-of-the-bands-2019/the-rules/

Photos and results from the 2018 event can be found here:

https://befreeplaymusic.wordpress.com/battle-of-the-bands-2019/battle-of-the-bands-2018/

Nga mihi,  Claire Gordon (Be Free Youth)

21 SEPTEMBER SATURDAY FAMILY EVENT – PUKETI RECREATION AREA KERI KERI:

Nga Taonga Korero ō Puketi – Treasured stories of Puketi

Puketi Recreation Area, Waiare Road, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands

Saturday 21 September 2019 3:00pm – 8:00pm

Join us in celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week. Come to our family event at Puketi Forest from 3 pm to 8 pm on Saturday 21 September 2019. The event is fun, free and for all ages. This year we reflect on five decades of an amazing conservation effort that has saved species, restored habitats and inspired the next 50 years of protecting our native taonga. Join our guided day and evening forest walks to see glow-worms, hear the stories from our past, learn about the protected species of Puketi, and join in with fun forest health activities.

This event is part of Conservation Week 2019 – www.conservationweek.org.nz. More information from the Bay of Islands DOC office 09-4070300.

This is a joint event with Kerikeri Keas, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers.   Nature needs our help, and now is the time for New Zealand to take action. We hope to see you there.

Contact: Clare Redward  Ranger, Community Department of Conservation  Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office    Mobile: 027 202 4079

22 SEPTEMBER SUNDAY 11 am – 3 pm RIVERVIEW SCHOOL BAZAAR:

Address: 23 Riverview Road Kerikeri

Lots of fun – children’s rides and activities, silent auction, raffles, pre-loved items, plants, entertainment, food stalls, and MUCH MORE.

Judith Payton,  Office Manager,  Riverview School    Phone: 09 407 7277 extn. 703

24 SEPTEMBER TUESDAY JUNIOR MINI OLYMPICS (KAIKOHE CAMPUS):

We’re holding the School Fun-Run as a major fundraising event this year!  The event will be held on Tuesday 24th September 2019. This is a sponsorship based fundraiser, and we’re looking to raise at least $2,420.00 for KidsCan.

Keep your eyes peeled for the sponsorship forms which will be sent home with your child. Once you have the form, jump online at schoolfundraising.co.nz and create a student profile page. Once you do this and raise at least $1 online, you will be entered into the $20,000 Ultimate Family Experience!

Students who raise $10 or more will receive a reward, and the more money you raise the better the reward, and the more you help the school!

The School Fun-Run is a healthy fundraiser that we hope you’ll get behind. The event sends a message to students about having fun while being healthy, all while helping the school raise funds.

We’re looking for all students to participate and we’re organising a great day for our community, so we’d love everyone to come down to support the kids.

If you have any questions about the Fun-Run please contact the School Fun-Run Office on 0800 377 170 or our school coordinators Kevin or Sareya via email: kevinl@kcs.school.nz / sareyan@kcs.school.nz

Thanks for supporting the school and we hope to see you at the event!

29 SEPTEMBER SUNDAY – 4 OCTOBER FRIDAY – COOPERS BEACH CHRISTIAN GIRLS CAMP:

Starts: Sun 29 Sept  4.30 pm           Ends:   Wed 2 Oct 11.00 am

  • Girls 9-14 years old
  • Cost:  $70.00

Come and join us for a carnival of colour!  Camps include Bible teaching times, lots of indoor and outdoor fun activities, team building skills and opportunities for children to make new friends and develop new skills in a safe environment.

  • To register your child online click here
  • To download a printed form click here

Once the registration form is received AND your deposit of $40, an email confirmation will be sent to you along with a list of things to send with your child to camp.  No places can be held or reserved.

Bank Account Deposit – Can be paid into:

  • Coopers Beach Girls Camp
  • 06-0350-0119095-00
  • Reference: Girls 2019       Particulars: Childs surname

This camp is run by a full team of adult helpers and student leaders and is headed up by Lynley Fleming & Felicity Mason.  Camps include Bible teaching times, lots of indoor and outdoor fun activities, team-building skills and opportunities for children to make new friends and develop new skills in a safe environment.

Please contact us if you would like more information.

Lynley Fleming           021 336692          www.cbcyc.co.nz

ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS:

  • Tuesdays                                          Shine Programme for Girls Years 7 – 8
  • Wednesdays                                    Yr 7 & 8 Technology @ Moerewa School
  • Wednesdays 3:30 -5 pm                Yr 11 Students – Science & Maths Homework Rōpū 

TUESDAYS – SHINE FOR GIRLS Yrs 7 (KAIKOHE CAMPUS):

      

Run by Kerikeri Baptist Church ladies.

The Shine program has been created for teenage girls, to recognise they are in Christ and they themselves are of WORTH, have STRENGTH and a PURPOSE

The Shine program was developed through Hillsong Church, Australia and is run by volunteers. The 9-week program begins this week at Kaikohe Christian School. The girls will spend time looking in detail at the 3 values noted above i.e: self-worth, strength and purpose through discussions, small groups and experiential learning,  This week the topic is ‘I am Valuable’ (Worth) with biblical focus on Psalm 139.

A prayer request has been made from the female facilitators to pray for the girls and the voluntary adults throughout the duration of this programme (listed below) that:

  1. the girls are open and willing to share with us and the group
  2. the facilitators are consistent with attendance and reliable (fit and healthy)
  3. we provide a safe environment where the girls feel safe to share
  4. we come together in unity – Maori and Pakeha
  5. we have protection in the spiritual realm
  6. the girls have a realisation that scriptures can help and encourage them in the 21st century
  7. our God is a living God and cares for them individually

Regards, David Prickett

WEDNESDAYS YEAR 7 & 8 TECHNOLOGY – MOEREWA SCHOOL:

All year 7 & 8 students will be attending Manual Training in Moerewa every Wednesday at 9:30 – 2:15 pm for Terms 3 and 4. Starting Wednesday 25th July to Wednesday 12th December.

Cost: $40.00 for the cost of materials for the two terms, (the children keep or eat what they make).

Please ensure your child technology fees are paid in full. Technology is compulsory for all year 7 and 8 students.

WEDNESDAYS 3.30 pm – 5 pm YEAR 11 SCIENCE & MATHS HOMEWORK RŌPŪ TERM 3 BACK AGAIN!:  

On Wednesdays 3:30 -5 pm, beginning Term 3 Week 2 onwards, Theresia van Wingerden ( L1 Science teacher) and Yvonne Vujcich (L1 Maths Teacher) will be helping Year 11 students who wish to have further assistance with Science or Maths Homework and learning 1-1.  Students and whanau who are wanting to attend or to find out more, please contact Yvonne Vujcich 0274915218.      Haere mai whanau – you are really welcome to come along too. We would begin with some milo and nutritious snacks at 3:20 – 3:30 pm before we get into the mahi.

ONGOING SCHOOL BUSINESS:

LICENCES:

     

If your child is due or overdue to sitting their license please encourage them to do so.

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE:  

A big thank you to all parents and caregivers in regards to attendance. Week 3/83 %. Let’s get back up to above 90%. Let’s do this!

We are tracking attendance closely and rewarding classes with the highest percentage attendance of a three-week period.

  • A Reminder to Parents to phone the School Office every morning your child is absent from school, to advise the absence reason.
  • Please do not get offended if you receive a phone call or letter requesting reasons for student absence.
  • Failure to contact the school with the reason may result in your child being noted as ‘Truant’
  • If children are late arriving at school, they MUST sign in at the Front Office.
  • If they leave the School Grounds, during school time, they MUST sign out at the Front Office.

“He waka eke noa”

“Everyone working together”

SCHOOL UNIFORM:   

I am sorry to say but a number of students have chosen to wear non-regular shoes.

  • If they don’t have the right shoes or uniform on, they may be asked to go home.
  • All students are expected to be dressed correctly; have a P/E Uniform and wear the correct school shoes.
  • Ear jewellery (girls only)
  • Let’s work together to keep the standards.

Uniforms (available for order) at School Office:

  • School Black Velocity jackets (black & white logo) Seniors years 9 – 13 only.  Cost $65.00.
  • (Second-Hand) Uniforms – Various items / sizes (selling cheap)

Lost Property:

  • Lost uniform items –  Look in the lost property bin, near the washing machine & dryer, located in the Shaw’s Wooden House Building at Kaikohe Campus.
  • Please ensure you name all your children’s items of clothing and stationery.

“Mena ko te hunga tika te rangatiratanga ka hari te Iwi”

“When the righteous are in authority the people rejoice”

SPORTS ACADEMY: 

  • The Sports Academy is up and running and began Friday 2 August 2019

1 Corinthians 9 – 10

“Every athlete in training submits to strict discipline, in order to be crowned with a leaf that will not last; but we do it for one that will last forever”

SEVENS RUGBY: 

Congratulations to the Sevens Rugby Team that competed in the Under 13 field day at Hikurangi Rugby Club.

They lost the first game 4-3 to Tohoro Team 2. Beat Tohoro Team 1 by 4-2, drew with Kerikeri 3-3, and beat Wellsford 6-4

Reminder: After school training every Wednesday.

“Whaea te iti kahurangi mehemea e puohu koe me he maunga teitei”

“Seek the heights but if you should fall let it be to a loftier mountain”

RIPPA RUGBY: 

Congratulations to the Year 5 – 6 Rippa Rugby Team that finished 4th in the Northern Region Rippa Rugby Day held at Hikurangi Rugby Club Whangarei. A very commendable effort considering it was their first of reaching the finals.

BASKETBALL:

Tuesday Nights at Northland College 7 pm:

  • Facilitated by Ward Davis
  • There are 5 teams.
  • If interested in participating or watching come along.

COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELLBEING:

SPORT NORTHLAND:

 

 

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